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Move to make ICD-10 transition easier

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The CMS has made a concession in the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Modern Healthcare reports that for one year past the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline for adopting ICD-1o, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services “will reimburse for wrongly coded claims as long as that erroneous code is in the same broad family as the right one. There had been concerns among providers that they wouldn’t be paid if they made minor mistakes trying to implement the new complex coding system.”

And so the American Medical Association, which has long criticized
the Obama administration’s order to move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, has decided to team ¬†with the CMS to make the transition easier for physicians.

 

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